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Buckeyes Reflect, Look Toward Next Year

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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  2. http://www.dispatch.com/bball/bball.php?story=dispatch/2005/03/15/20050315-C1-01.html&chck=t

     
  3. Well I saw Butler in the gym today. Looks like he is already getting ready for the season next year. It is good that a kid will go to the gym while on spring break. I think next year he is just going to break out.
     
  4. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck Non-Nike Design

    I think the basketball team next year is getting short shrift in our eyes because of the potential promised by the class of 2006. Yet, if we step back and analyze what is coming in next year, there is EVERY REASON to believe the team will vastly improve on its already respectable 20-12 record.

    It would seem that two of our top three scoring options will be brand new faces: Ron Lewis and Sylvester Mayes. Both have proven they can go for big numbers against advanced competition, and averages in the low teens are not out of the realm of the expected. TD will be the main option down low, and a ppg average around 15 should be expected from him.

    Couple those three with the proven ability of the role players on the squad like Ivan Harris (maybe ten a game?), Sullinger, Sylvester, Jamar Butler, and J'Kel Foster, and you have legitimate offensive weapons all over the place. This team should average about eight or nine more ppg this year than last year. One thing I am concerned about is "chemistry," as I hope to see J.J. have a bit of a reduced role in the lineup this year just because the other talents assert themselves.

    The back-up for Dials will be key, as the article noted, and we'll need some quality minutes from Terwilliger. I could see him coming in and dominating against a Penn State, and being dominated by a Michigan State.

    Let's give the 2005-2006 Buckeyes some love before slobbering over the team the year after. If things go well for this team, I don't see why 24 wins is out of the question. Again, they should be vastly improved with Sylvester Mayes and Ron Lewis getting minutes where Tony Stockman and Brandon Fuss were getting them last year. They are a sleeper.
     
  5. Lima JOck

    Lima JOck Newbie, but old!

    Sounds to me that Lewis and JJ are going head to head in work outs and that they are very interesting/competitive. My prediction is that only one of the two will start next year [3 spot] and the other one will not be happy about it. I don't see either one buying graduation gifts for each other. LOL. Isn't it great that there is intense competition for every spot [except center].
     
  6. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck Non-Nike Design

    JMHO, but you just are not a good team if JJ is getting heavy minutes in your rotation. He should be like Reesie on the Final Four team, a spark off the bench. His athleticism and strength are great assets, though, and I don't see how him banging with Ron Lewis is going to do anything but make the team stronger.

    Hey, Lima, you got any friends or connections that are enthusiastic about Jamar this year?
     

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